Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner (August 31)

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Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner (August 31)

1450 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
August 31st, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sun 12-5; Mon-Tue,Thu-Sat 10-5 / Summer Hours June 1 through Labor Day Sun 12-5; Mon-Tue,Fri-Sat 10-5; Thu 10-9
reading, installation, performance
Free after Museum admission.


5:00-8:30 p.m.  Giuseppe's Bar Service

5:00-9:00 p.m.  Installation of The Quilt Conversation Quilts

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Art-Making Activity: Flip-Flop Art

7:00-8:00 p.m.  Salon Round-up

8:15 p.m.            Mark Dzula: La Playa Sin Fronteras (the borderless beach)


The Quilt Conversation
Artist Andrew Printer, with Ann Olsen, has organized two groups of quilters who worked at the Museum on Friday evenings to construct two quilts recalling the 1980’s. Inspired by major artworks that emerged during the AIDS crisis one group ofquilters consisted of those who contributed to the original NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C. The second group historicized other themes of that decade, ranging from Paul Simon’s Graceland to the fall of the Berlin wall.  Tonight, the completed quilts will be displayed in the rotunda and artist Andrew Printer will present a reading based on the recorded dialogue between the quilting groups.

Flip-Flop Art
Join Museum Educator Amy Briere for a workshop in which you create art made from actual flip-flops, inspired by the music of Mark Dzula.  This activity is great for all ages and skill levels.

Salon Round-up
We’ve presented an incredible amount of projects during this year’s Summer Salon Series.  During the Round-up, you’ll here updates about the works started by Andrew Printer, The Border Corps and Joshua Tonies, in a lightning round powerpoint session.  
Mark Dzula
Musician Mark Dzula will present an eclectic mix of tunes that combine Southern California surfmusic with mariachi instrumentation and inspiration from such seemingly disparate sources as Albert Camus, Victor Jarra and Pete’s Dragon.
Support for Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, provided by Wells Fargo, Mr. Brent V. Woods and Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell, the Museum’s Contemporary Arts Committee, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Curated by The San Diego Museum of Art and agitprop.

What is the Summer Salon Series?

Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, 2012, The San Diego Museum of Art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information. Where do we get our news from? Who and what controls our access to information? What are the historical images and myths that affect our current social, cultural and political discourse? How is fiction used by artists to tell stories and create awareness of particular issues? Is there such a thing as the ethical use of propaganda? With such a glut of information at our fingertips, how do we assemble this information into practical knowledge? What are the personal fictions we tell ourselves as individuals? When does "the document" become the event itself in terms of shaping public discourse? These are the types of questions that have been raised since the popularization of postmodernist inquiry in the 20th century, which raise relevant questions for the information age, and serve as an appropriate link between contemporary art and the 15th century art that will be on view at the Museum over the summer.

This program provides the Museum an opportunity to present its version of the “salon,” a place for all those interested in art and culture to meet, discuss ideas, and engage with artistic performances. The Series presents projects, performances, talks, demonstrations, and workshops, most for one night only.